Rapper/actress Eve graces the cover of the April/May edition of GIANT magazine. E-V-E does does not hold back either; addressing everything from her sextape, to her caucasian ex-boyfriend, why her sitcom really ended and her thoughts on the current state of Hip-Hop.
On Her Leaked Sex-Tape:

I was hurt by it, but what kept me calm is the fact that it was my boyfriend. Not that I wanted people to see me having sex, but it wasn’t like I was getting gangbanged – that would have been crazy!

On her relationship with Guinean dictator, Teodorin Nguema Obiang & dating other races:

I’d rather not talk about it. We met through mutual friends, and we were together for three years. It was a good relationship…I’m going to love who loves me, and if I’m attracted to a person I’m attracted to them. I’ve had black men, especially industry types say to me, ‘Oh, I heard you were dating someone white? No, but if I was, it would be my choice, so stay out of my business. They don’t like when I say that to them though.

On why her sitcom, ‘Eve’, was taken axed:

There was a lot of politics going on at UPN with the black sitcoms and with Will Smith’s show [All of Us], so I had a feeling we weren’t coming back. There are no guarantees in television, and they don’t even give you a heads up. The show ended two seasons shy of syndication eligibility and was sold to TV One.

On the current state of Hip Hop and her future plans in the industry:

For me it all started with [D4L’s] ‘Laffy Taffy.’ When I first heard that song on the radio, I just knew it was a joke, but then I kept hearing it. Every artist has the right to do what they want, but I don’t believe in making that kind of music. It’s disposable.”

“Hip-hop is in cardiac arrest, but I think it’s revivable. it’s not that I’m so profound, rhyming about when Jesus came down or anything, but I take the time to sit down and make sure my words come together so they sound right and flow with the track. I think a lot of that is missing

Eventually, I want to completely move into moviemaking because it is a pretty stable life. Music is unfortunately, getting crazy. I mean, rock stars don’t even have longevity and music is just – hip-hop, especially – so…superficial.”

“There’s nothing special.
There’s not one hip-hop artist that I can say is special…There are some that are definitely better than others, and that’s my personal opinion, you know? But if I had a child, I wouldn’t let them watch TV, and I would not let them listen to the radio. As far as the videos go, and all that.. I just can’t.

Interesting. Good to see her keeping her name out there, in prep for her new album.

Source: WHUDAT

Kelly Rowland debuted her video for ‘Like This’ a few hours ago on MTV’s TRL. Though it’s not what I expected, I’m liking it alot. This is hands-down her best video yet. She clearly has a lot more confidence and is now a believable solo star. Both she and Eve are looking on-point in the video too.

What do you think?
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Kelly Backstage on TRL

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Beyonce’s version of her latest duet with Jay-Z has leaked. The track, ‘Hollywood’ (as it was called on Jay’s ‘Kingdom Come’ album has been renamed ‘Welcome to Hollywood’ and will feature the B’Day Deluxe re-release (due April 3rd). There is no real difference between this and the original other than Beyonce singing an extra verse. Great track.

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In other Beyonce news, a THIRD video for ‘Listen’ has surfaced; it will also apparently be on the the CD/DVD re-release of B’Day. While the video is better than the other versions, it makes me wonder if she’s harming her own career by too much over-exposure. People are tiring of her constantly being in the limelight; just look a the backlash she received from the whole Dreamgirls/Jennifer Hudson situaton.

Anyway…what you do think about the vid?
The video for Kelly Rowland’s new single ‘Like This’ will premier on MTV’s TRL this upcoming Monday (26th). Rowland will be there to showcase the vid herself. Insiders claim that the video is cyber-heavy and will feature a shower scene. Interesting. Be sure to check back here for the video.
It’s official: Foxy Brown has lost her damn mind. A warrant was issued for the arrest of the rapper after she failed to attend a court hearing regarding an assault charge.
Foxy is so ignorant. It’s one thing after the other with her. You’d think after the whole deafness situation that she would have mellowed out…obviously not. She’s done.
Bobby Brown has plans to become the next Flava Flav. The soon-to-be divorced singer is apparently shopping around a reality show that pits contestants against each other for his affections. This comes after his first reality show ‘Being Bobby Brown’ was cancelled upon the news of his divorce from his superstar- ex Whitney Houston.
Brown must be getting desperate to keep his name out there. It wasn’t long ago that he was photographed dining out with a mystery female; he has even spoken about currently dating someone, so why the show?
More shots from Beyonce’s new videos have leaked. The videos will appear on the re-release of her multi-platinum selling album ‘B’Day’, which hits the shelves on April 3rd. I still think the whole re-release idea makes her even more over-exposed than she already is; I’m anxious to see how these turn out though.

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Janet Jackson speaks candidly about Michael, plastic surgery and starting a family with Jermaine Dupri, if he wants one… in the April/May issue of VIBE VIXEN.

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According to SOHH.com, singer/song-writer Ne-Yo has pushed back the release of his second album. The CD will now drop on May 1st, a week after it was originally supposed to hit the shelves. Also the title of the set has changed; formerly titled ‘Know Me’, the CD has now been re-named after the first single ‘Because of You’. Both Jennifer Hudson and Jay Z appear on the album.
Actress Vivica A Fox was arrested and charged yesterday for drunk driving. The surgically-enhanced mess was busted by marked police, who spotted her 2007 Cadilac speeding past at a reported 80mph. Attempts were made by police to administer a breathalyzer test, however Fox was unable to comply. The Kill Bill star was then taken in to Van Nuys jail where two tests were taken and she was found to be over the legal alcohol limit. Fox, 42, has since left the prison and will answer to the charge in court at a later date.

She needs help…fast. From the botched surgery, to the bizarre behaviour on MTV VMAs and the Tyra Show…now this…she needs intervention.

Hit-maker Dallas Austin has made a public apology to Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone regarding comments he made about them ‘f*cking for tracks). He said:

Every action generates an equal and opposite reaction. My statement about Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone was a reaction to an incident I care not to discuss in any forum, and while I may have felt justified, I do owe an apology to Christina, Joss and their families. “The comments I made about Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone were purely an act of retaliation not of malice or cruel intent. As we all have our boiling points, I sincerely apologize as this is not my character nor should I have let anyone’s actions push me to this limit. I have let my family, friends, employees and business associates down with my actions. “All content and any malicious statements that were in my control have been removed from outlets that may have posted this. “Please accept this as my formal statement and apology to all parties involved.”

Notice how he never said that it wasn’t true; I just think he is scared now that lawyers are reportedly involved now.

Source: Access Atlanta

Def Jam recording artist Rihanna is gearing up for the release of her third album. The first single from the currently untitled project is set to be sent to radio on March 28th. It is reportedly to be a track called ‘Umbrella’ featuring Jay Z (hmm…); the song was produced by Terius “The Dream” Nash (Nivea’s husband). I personally think Rihanna as an artist is just one big rush-job. The girl only hit the scene in summer 05 with ‘Pon De Replay’, they rushed out another album a few months later and now shes about to drop her 3rd album already. Guess they’re trying to milk her for all the money they can.
Speaking of Rihanna, a video of the Bajan beauty singing at aged 16 has surfaced. The performance, at a local talent show, is of Mariah’s ‘Hero’. Why why why do so many girls convince themselves that they can carry a Mariah track? This is terrible…really. She apparently won as well! LOL. The judges must have been tone-deaf….

A new track from Ne-Yo’s upcoming sophomore album ‘Know Me’ (due April 24th) has leaked. The song, called ‘Call Me Crazy’, is scheduled to be the 2nd single from the project. Ne-Yo’s label boss Jay-Z features on the track too. I’m kinda on the fence about this one, it doesn’t really do anything for me. It could be a grower though, as I wasn’t liking ‘Because of You’ (his current single) initially, but love it now. Anyway check it out for yourself….

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Brandy’s useless little brother, Ray J, has reportedly been offered a four-video deal by the adult entertaninment company that are distributing his x-rated sex tape with Kim Kardashian. The deal wouldn’t mean that Whitney’s new play thing has to star in the films; instead he would direct them. The ‘One Wish’ singer is apparently considering the offer.

A Mess.

Source: TMZ